For any new videogame hardware to have any impact at launch it needs some killer titles for consumers to get enthusiastic about. Due to arrive later this year will be Microsoft’s Mixed Reality (MR) head-mounted displays (HMDs), coming from manufacturers like Acer, Dell, Lenovo and HP. There hasn’t been a great deal of info released on what sort of content Microsoft has planned for the actual launch, but it has confirmed some of the experiences that’ll feature on the Windows Store, as well as working alongside 343 Industries on some Halo projects.
In regards to Halo, via the Windows Blog, Microsoft’s Alex Kipman, Technical Fellow and HoloLens creator said: ‘it’s my pleasure to let you know that we are working with 343 Industries to bring future Halo experiences into mixed reality. We are not providing specifics right now, but it is going to be a lot of fun to work with them.’ So while the possibility of attacking the Covenant in a brand new virtual reality (VR) experience maybe just what the headsets need to succeed, that may not happen at launch.
While Microsoft may not be too forthcoming with Halo details it has at least announced some of the content consumers can expect to see this coming holiday. Some maybe more Chinese orientated apps but there are plenty regular VRFocus readers should recognise.
Title’s such as zombie shooter Arizona Sunshine, ARK: Survival Evolved spin off ARK Park, Esper, Floorplan, Bullet Sorrow VR, Dreadhalls, Jaunt, Hulu, SUPERHOT VR, vTime, Rec Room, Obduction and many more. Presently there are 67 apps or videogames listed.
As further details are released, VRFocus will bring you the latest content updates.